It's been a while, but we're delighted to welcome back Australia's Sense, aka Adam Raisbeck, an artist on Monotonik since early 2000, and responsible for some of the label's most beautiful, serene classic idm moments. Though Sense's output has been borderline prodigous over the last couple of years, including releases on U-Cover, Neo-Ouija, and Merck, plus a tour with fellow mtk.artist Tim Koch and Ontayso, he's still found time to dig around in some of his 2003-era material and present us with the 'Further EP', which goes, well, further.
So, from the starting-point of 'Onel', all deep, deep tones and straightahead depthcharge beats, we go through the surprisingly uptempo, groovy 'Korma' (previously released on Kahvi and on a Merck Records mix-tape), then the amazingly vibrant, textured deep ambience of '203p2', the playfulness and clear tones of 'Plink', and finally, the almost Orb-like 'Church Song', building and rising and gliding inexorably out of the sea as the sun bakes, the waves lap, and great Cthulhu surveys his empire. And he is happy.
March 15, 2005 Subject:
quality with conscience
having just discovered monotonik and new to the concept of internet-only releases I thought the music would not equal the quality of labels like warp, astralwerks, beggar's banquet, etc. my first few perusings were a notch above mediocre but Sense has made my discovery worthwhile. thanks for having the integrity and passion to release quality with conscience.
November 21, 2004 Subject:
good to relax
as most releases of monotonik this is a timeless electronica release. You can relax while listening to these dreamy pieces. For me it is like being in a spaceshuttle and being so close to the stars that i can reach them. Good stuff!